Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Nutrition Education Sessions to Increase Non-Nutrition Graduate Research Fellows' Level of Nutrition Knowledge and Confidence in Giving Nutrition Advice
by Atencio, Audrianna C., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 110; 10605201
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to conduct a secondary analysis of data from a nutrition education-training program given to one cohort of non-nutrition Graduate Research Fellows (GRFs) participating as educators in the Sanos y Fuertes (Healthy and Strong) research project. Specifically, the objective is to evaluate if seven nutrition education sessions would increase the GRFs’ level of nutrition knowledge and confidence in giving nutrition advice.

The secondary analysis focused on a non-randomized, convenience sample of five GRFs from cohort five of the Sanos y Fuertes research project. Level of nutrition knowledge was measured using identical pre/post-test, while level of confidence to give nutrition-related advice was measured using a Motivational Interviewing ruler. Paired sample t-tests revealed that there was a statistically significant difference in both non-nutrition graduate students’ level of nutrition knowledge and confidence to give nutrition advice before and after participating in the seven basic nutrition education sessions. Results from this study illustrate that nutrition knowledge and confidence in giving nutrition-related advice has the potential to increase through targeted training.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Frank, Gail C.
Commitee: Blaine, Rachel, Vega-Garcia, Melawhy
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nutrition
Keywords: Nutrition education
Publication Number: 10605201
ISBN: 978-0-355-25241-5
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